Neurological Rehabilitation Outpatients
Our specialist neurological rehabilitation service offers a variety of holistic, patient-focused assessments recommendations and goal-orientated rehabilitation for people who experience difficulties managing life as a result of a neurological illness or life-changing injury.
Our team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists a Speech and Language therapist & a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist as well as a rehabilitation support worker. We provide high quality assessment and evidence-based treatment for patients who need neurological rehabilitation for any diagnosed neurological conditions including:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Acquired Brain Injury e.g. Brain and spinal cord tumours
- Guillain Barre syndrome and other polyneuropathies
- Neuromuscular conditions including Muscular dystrophies & Charcot Marie tooth
- Cerebral Palsy
- Functional neurological disorders
Our occupational therapists can support patients with:
- Personal and domestic tasks in daily living
- Assessment and treatment of cognitive difficulties e.g. memory, concentration and problem solving
- Supporting a return to work and leisure activities
- Fatigue management
- Splinting of a neurologically impaired upper limb (arm)
- Upper limb functional activities
- Provision of adaptive equipment
- Addressing seating and positional needs
- Signposting to other services e.g. disability employment advisors, voluntary sector, benefits agencies.
This may be done though individual or group sessions aimed at helping patients with self-care.
Speech and Language Therapy
Our specialist services include assessing, diagnosing and delivering therapy for patients with communication and swallowing difficulties arising from neurological conditions.
We help patients achieve their full potential by working with them individually or in groups and will include relatives, carers and other professionals and agencies where appropriate.
We offer assessments and individually tailored therapy for:
- Acquired dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia
- Apraxia of speech
- Cognitive-linguistic disorder
- Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
Our team of specialist physiotherapists can help patients who are having difficulty with their balance, mobility, muscle and joint stiffness, muscle weakness, tonal changes (spasticity or flaccidity), pain, reduced fitness and stamina, completing everyday tasks (e.g. moving from sitting to standing).
Our support can include:
- Facilitatory handling techniques
- Designing individual exercise programmes in line with the latest evidence based guidelines.
- Advice on self-management of your condition
- Re-education of normal movement strategies
- Gait re-education (helping patients learn to walk normally again, which may include using walking aids and treadmill training)
- Group sessions; Balance, Core Stability, Upper Limb and Gym classes
- Electrical muscle stimulation (a treatment that may benefit people who have difficulty moving due to damage to their brain or spinal cord)
- Saebo product assessment and follow-up treatment (please note that the purchase of the splint is NOT funded by the NHS).
Referrals can be made if a person meets the following criteria: A confirmed neurological diagnosis, is registered with a Nottingham GP, is aged 16 years or over, has deterioration in functional level including a change in symptoms since their last therapy input, has specific rehabilitation goals and has realistic expections for our intervention.
Patient referrals must come from either consultants, members of the MDT team whether at NUH or within the primary care with consultant's approval. (E.g. specialist nurses, inpatient therapy colleagues.)
From within NUH please complete an e- referral on notis using the code NROP. Please follow the on-screen instructions and give us as much relevant information as possible on the patient’s current condition on the initial clinical details screen.
External agencies please download and complete a referral form and email it to us or post it to: Neuro Rehabilitation Outpatient team, Linden Lodge City campus, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB
If you wish to discuss this further please contact the team on Tel: 0115 9936630